A High Performance Full-Wave Rectifier Using a Single CCII-, Two Diodes and Two Resistor

Document Type : Research Note


1 Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Dogus University, Acibadem, Kadikoy 34722, Istanbul, Turkey.

2 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Pamukkale University, 20070, Kinikli, Denizli, Turkey


In this paper, a voltage-mode full-wave rectifier circuit is proposed. The proposed full-wave rectifier circuit consists of only a single negative-type second-generation current conveyor, two diodes and two matched resistors. The proposed circuit without requiring any external bias voltages and currents has a simple structure using a minimum number of active and passive components. It is implemented with AMS 0.35 µm technology operating with ± 1.65 V. Computer simulation and experimental results are included to verify the theory.


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